The list is arranged alphabetically by author and will be read in no particular order. I will offer a review or response as I read the books.
Now, I am not going to carve these into stones. I give myself permission to adjust over the years. What do you think? Have I chosen books you love? Did I miss one of your favorites? Let me know!
Chris' Fill in the Gaps Book List
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe Foundation Isaac Asimov Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen Sundays With Vlad Paul Bibeau The Lost Symbol Dan Brown The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns The Land that Time Forgot Edgar Rice Burroughs Tobacco Road Erskine Caldwell The Plague Albert Camus Ender's Game Orson Scott Card Death Comes for the Archbishop
In the olden days, I'd have stopped by My Borders on the way home from the gym that night and picked up my copy, maybe even started reading it in the store (with a cookie and a latte from the café). Alas, that is no longer my life. Instead, I checked a couple of resources to see what this book would set me back. (For those of you keeping score at home, the publisher has set the manufacturer's suggested retail price, or MSRP, at $27.99.)
Amazon featured it for $12.99, which was a fine price, but add in shipping and the fact I'd have to wait, and the price became less attractive. Plus, after seeing the cold, heartless i…